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      01-09-2014, 02:49 PM   #1
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KIA GT4 Stinger Concept

Kia is gearing up to reveal a sports car concept during the Detroit Auto Show next week, showing the last in its battery of teaser images today.

The car will house a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine pumping 315 HP through a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels. Those 20-inch hoops are shod in Pirelli P-Zero rubber measuring a performance-ready 235/35R20 in the front and staggered to 275/35R20 for the rear.

The car also gets two-piece cross-drilled rotors and four-piston brake calipers, all sitting on an independent double-wishbone suspension. In other words, Kia is bringing out the performance guns.

The South Korean brand hasnít said anything yet about post-show plans for the concept, but the gap in its product portfolio is certainly there.

The suspension components mentioned today also suggest that this could be more than a re-badged and re-bodied version of the current Hyundai Genesis coupe. Instead, it seems Kia might be readying a sports car separate from Hyundai that will ride on its own chassis.

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Everything in bold is stuff that I like.
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concept looks fine. let's see the real thing.
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Originally Posted by PINeely View Post
Everything in bold is stuff that I like.
"Kia is gearing up to reveal a sports car concept during the Detroit Auto Show

2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder

315 HP

six-speed manual

rear wheels

independent double-wishbone suspension

sports car separate from Hyundai

ride on its own chassis"

Yup, that about sums it up. I'm glad that another company is getting started making a sports car. I've really liked what Kia has starting doing with their designs, so hopefully this will actually happen.
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if they keep the weight down and proper cost, this could be a winner
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oh, if its cheap enough, it could be my weekend car

the 86 is too boy racer for me and the 370z just looks plain odd
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